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Devil in a Can (Prince of Darkness, 1987)

John was pretty prolific in the 80’s and most of them are quite memorable.  Prince of Darkness is a religious themed horror film that is played straight.  Carpenter brings back Victor Wong and Dennis Dun from Big Trouble in Little China.  He also brings…

I Heart New York (Escape From New York, 1981)

1981’s Escape from New York was a large change from the Fog and Halloween.   There were no supernatural elements and it was not a slasher.  Instead, it was a straight up action film set in the distant future of 1997.  Reagan married Thatcher and…

Oh. My. Gawd. (Oh God, 1977)

The last hurrah of films from the hard working comic George Burns, I had not seen the Oh God films since the first film was shown to me in Catholic school. The first film introduces us to hardworking grocery store manager Jerry (John Denver)…

The Ultimate Halloween

There have been a lot of box sets of film franchises. Often, the series is owned by one studio. This gets tougher for many horror franchises. Child’s Play is owned by MGM, the other films are owned by Universal. Paramount owned the first eight…

The Night He Came Home (With Reinforcements) Redux (Halloween 6 Curse of Michael Myers: Producer’s Cut,2014)

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers was terrible.  It was Plodding, confusing and a genuine mess.  I went back and revisited it and even realized I had filled in the blanks.  The cult that oversees Michael is barely seen.  Oh, we meet some…

The Night He Came Home (With Reinforcements) (Halloween 6: the Curse of Michael Myers, 1996)

I think it would have been cooler if it had been Halloween:the Musical!!! Seriously, whose heart would be untouched at the sight of Michael Myers dancing across the stage, knife in hand? But alas, that was not to be. The biggest surprise for me…

The Night He Came Home (Yet Again) (Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, 1989)

So, in Halloween 4, the franchise returned to Michael Myers.  And it was a somewhat decent return.  And apparently did well enough that Halloween 5 was trotted out before the masses a short year later. The surviving cast from the previous film are back…